Polymer Study Tours

The Polymer Study Tours are FREE four day residential courses for secondary teachers of science and design technology designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of the aspects of the curriculum related to polymers.  They bring together teachers from both disciplines in an informal environment to exchange views on the teaching of this cross curricular subject.

The courses include a mixture of lectures, laboratory and workshop sessions and visits to plastics processing companies.  The sessions are delivered by leading figures from industry and academia who are keen to encourage discussion on all things polymer-related.  All delegates are given valuable teaching resources which relate to the curriculum and promote the knowledge of polymers and their importance to the quality of everyday life.  You will also have the chance to take away samples that you have made.

The courses start on Sunday afternoon, usually at about 1400hrs and finish by 1600hrs on Wednesday and all accommodation, meals, refreshments and transport between venues is included, you just have to get yourself to and from the course centre.

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Edinburgh Napier University       24 to 27June  
  • University of Manchester            08 to 11 July   

In addition to the courses being free, once again this year all delegates are able to apply for a contribution of up to £200 towards the costs of travel or cover (whichever is most appropriate), however, we do ask for a £50 booking deposit to secure your place which is refunded after you have attended the course.